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Hudson + Broad, based here, filed the suit on April 25 in Manhattan’s U.S. District Court alleging breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. The firm is seeking $20 million in compensatory damages and an additional $20 million in punitive damages. RELATED STORY: Penney's Sued Over 'Fair and Square' Design >>
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